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  • Japan's Kanagawa prefecture
    Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture: Tokyo’s choice getaway
    Within an hour of Tokyo’s manic pace lies much of Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture, strewn with varied nature, museums, quaint cities, hot springs and astounding views of Mount Fuji.Kanagawa’s capital is Yokohama, the deepest port in...
  • Mt. Fuji
    Japan’s Shizuoka prefecture: optimal views of Mt. Fuji
    Japan’s Shizuoka prefecture is home to stunning shrines and temples, and the area borders what to many Japanese is the country’s most sacred shrine: Mount Fuji.The prefecture follows the curve of the Pacific coast, and reaches the foot...
  • Priest at Fujiyoshida Sengen Shrine
    Mount Fuji’s Fujiyoshida Sengen Shrine
    Shinto shrines that cover Mount Fuji’s foothills were built to appease the volcano’s ever-present threat of eruption. The main, north-facing shrine, Fujiyoshida Sengen, was founded in 788 and is formally known as Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji...
  • Kola Olagboyega conquers Mount Fuji
    Mount Fuji’s 5th Station: halfway to heaven
    The ascent up Mount Fuji rarely begins from the base. Most visitors start at the 5th Station, halfway up the volcano. Here, the Yoshida trail continues from where it began at the Fujiyoshida Sengen Shrine far below.At times the Yoshida Trail, one...
  • Top 10 Tokyo sites not often visited by tourists
    Tokyo’s top 10 non-tourist sites to explore
    You'll find parks, mountain, public bath, fashion district, train line, bridge, fish market, and others are just some places in Tokyo not many foreign tourists know about. There is so much more to see in Tokyo, Japan besides the popular...
  • Sushi for breakfast in Tokyo
    Three open air markets in Asia
    Visiting markets in foreign countries can be a real awakening as to how the locals live. Many open air and floating markets are fascinating and exist around the world. Some of the most fascinating can be found in developing countries, but there...
  • The Elusive Chanteuse Show
    Mariah Carey kicks off 'Elusive Chanteuse Show' world tour in Tokyo
    Mariah Carey, international pop song-tress and icon, has kicked off her world tour, "The Elusive Chanteuse Show" in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday, October 4. The Makuhari Messe arena was packed to capacity with her 'lambs' waiting to...
  • Typhoon Phanfone hits Japan with one dead, two missing
    Typhoon Phanfone hits Japan with one dead, two missing
    Typhoon Phanfonehit Japan early Monday morning local time. According to CNN, the deadly typhoon washed three U.S. airmen out to sea on Sunday. The worst of the storm is scheduled to hit Tokyo around noon on Monday.One of the three U.S. airmen...
  • Tokyo
    Helpful tips while traveling to Tokyo
    So you've finally made up your mind to travel overseas. You've read too many manga and watched way too much anime to just sit at home. Now you want to go and experience the scene in Japan. First things first, make sure you get your...
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    Akihabara Street Market
    For fans and collectors of almost anything anime, Akihabara(or Akiba for short) is the mecca you've been searching for. Whether is older anime from the 70's like Gaogaigar or Captain Harlock and other space anime, to more recent ones like...
  • Girls from Tokyo Game Show 2014
    Girls of Tokyo Game Show 2014
    As with many of these game shows and conventions, the booth girls are almost as big as an attraction as the games themselves. This year was no exception as nearly everybody, from the large Nintendo, Konami, Sega, Sony, and Microsoft booths, to the...
  • Tokyo Game Show 2014
    Tokyo Game Show 2014
    Another year of the Tokyo Game Show has come and gone, and we got to see plenty of exciting things scheduled to come out in 2015. By the numbers, TGS was not quite as big a their record breaking 2013 crowd, but it was still big enough to be the...
  • Mt. Oyama
    Tokyo’s backyard nature oasis: Tanzawa-Ōyama
    Tokyo may be among the world’s most frenetic, fun cities, but just outside city limits stretches a stunning natural landscape.An exploratory adventure around the three prefectures that surround Mt. Fuji is a nice break from 24/7 Tokyo. True...
  • Treat yourself to autumn leaves viewing in Japan
    Viewing autumn leaves sites in Tokyo and Kyoto
    Koyo (colorful leaves) viewing is to autumn what cherry blossoms viewing is to spring all over Japan. Both of these highly popular seasonal activities are deeply rooted traditions. When they are celebrated they’re bound to be viewing party...
  • McDonald's Japan
    McDonald's Japan introduces Tofu Nuggets.
    McDonald’s in Japan is not playing the game of chicken when it comes to their menu. As reported by the Asian Wall Street Journal and others, McDonald’s Japan is introducing a new tofu nugget to replace—at least for now—all...